Quote Originally Posted by litdawg View Post
So by extension, agents may say they are interested in cli-fi, but when push comes to shove they might not be able to think of a publisher/editor interested in it as cli-fi per se.
Not sure what good it does to say they're interested in a genre they don't think they can sell. But it takes more than adherence to a genre to generate the level of enthusiasm it takes for an agent to take on and an editor to buy a book--that's a much higher bar, requiring serious investment of time and self-interest, editors being judged largely on their bottom line.